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Poster: PeteGCDB Date: Apr 7, 2010 12:38pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Rolling Thunder (1977)

I can see how it can get confusing if youre not an archivist.

Ive noticed that a bunch of AIPs other titles, seen on Hulu like Coffy, Frogs, Thunder Alley, Empire of the Ants etc etc are up to watch for free. It would be interesting to know how many other AIP and other studios like New World Pictures titles are PD.

The reason Im interested is because Im developing a streaming video channel that shows specifically classic cult/exploitation films in connection with my website (www.grindhousedatabase.com). So I'm looking for content but Im not sure which films are PD. Alot of titles to go thru!

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Poster: HektorT Date: Apr 7, 2010 1:06pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Rolling Thunder (1977)

Hulu is owned by NBC/Universal, News Corp,and Disney among others. So they don't have any problem showing copyrighted films. Some other streaming video or download sites like Jaman.com and ITunes also license the content on their sites. So when you pay to access it, they are paying the copyright owner. In the case of Hulu, it is free now, but some think it will be paid later. I think this is one example of the motion picture/TV industry trying to avoid what happened to the music industry by controlling the biggest online site.

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Poster: PeteGCDB Date: Apr 7, 2010 1:30pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Rolling Thunder (1977)

I didnt even know that. I was thinking it was all public domain stuff. Hopefully I can find some more PD films with some research.

Thanks very much for your help!

Pete